Iowa Dance Theatre is excited to present the dance event “Dracula: Changing the world one bite at a time,” on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 4pm and 7pm Central Campus 1800 Grand Ave.
A comedy ballet of romance and frolicking satire, the work follows the mysterious Count Dracula, as he travels through historic times and places on his quest for true love. Befriended by bats, mischievous creatures, ghouls, zombies, and satyrs, this cast of 70 players tempts Dracula to the dark side. He struggles between good and evil, as he pursues his love, Marie—a symbol of eternal purity and innocence. Marie is surrounded by a protective circle of good fairies but Dracula demonstrates that true love can do no harm.
Over centuries, Dracula courts Marie in places such as a medieval castle, the Russian city of Kiev, the Paris Opera, a street corner in New York, a rehearsal hall and a cabaret, where each encounter gives a historic look at the dance.
The story builds to a high intensity finale of frolicking flashbacks of the various encounters and characters through the centuries.
A non-profit organization, Iowa Dance Theatre produces annually the Nutcracker Ballet at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. Iowa Dance Theatre is proud to work with students from the following dance studios: Advanced Dance Academy, Brekke Dance Center, Capital City Dance Center, DanzArts, Devine Dancers,
Grace Ballet and Acrobatics, Iowa Ballet Academy, Iowa State University Dance, Michelle’s School of Dance, Partners in Dance, School of Classical Ballet and Dance, Steppin’ Out Dance Studio, The Dance Avenue, The Dance Place, The Pointe Academy, VanCleve Dance Studio, and Westside Dance Academy. Project director Janice Baker, of the Iowa State University dance program, has assembled a production team that is working to continue to develop the comedic aspects of the ballet and to define how goodness triumphs even in the bleakest of times
Come dressed in costume and participate in the costume contest at intermission.
General admission tickets are $10.00 and students $5.00. Celebrate Halloween with Iowa Dance Theatre. Enjoy an evening of laughter, love, culture and fun, all wrapped into one event: ”Dracula: Changing the world one bite at a time.”